3rd European Trails and Paths Conference

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Updated 18-06-2024


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7 – 10 November 2024, in Paris, France.

Hôtel CIS Paris Ravel, 6 Av. Maurice Ravel, 75012 Paris, France

Registration deadline:
31 August 2024 (including payments)

Key themes:
1. Trail sustainability and maintenance
2. Climate resilience and trail infrastructure

The conference aims to foster collaboration among European trail organizations, emphasizing sustainable trail management practices, promoting inclusivity in trail usage and governance. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for trail organizations to establish valuable connections, fostering potential collaborations and partnerships that can enhance the implementation of sustainable trail management practices and membership engagement initiatives. The sharing of best practices and successful case studies during the event can inspire and motivate trail organizations to adopt innovative approaches, leading to the development of more effective strategies for trail management and membership engagement.

The output document will be presented to the EU Commission and to the CoE (Commission of Landscape Convention and EPA). Proceedings with conclusions will be available in electronic format.

Thursday, 07.11.                                     
 Arrival of participants
19:00-20:30       Dinner
Friday, 08.11.           
 Breakfast in your hotel
09:00-12:30                      Block I
Presentations & Discussions                   
14:30-18:00                      Block II               
Presentations & Discussions
Saturday, 09.11.                                      
 Breakfast in your hotel
09:00-13:00                      Block III
Presentations & Discussions
13:00-14:00       Lunch                                 
14:00Organized visit to the Olympic site – city hike
(walking shoes and appropriate clothing for rainy Paris recommended) 
Sunday, 10.11.                                                    
 Breakfast in your hotel
09:00-11:00                      The final output of the 3rd European Trails and Paths Conference
Conclusions of the conference
@11:00Expected end of the conference
The working documents will be distributed to the registered participants in September 2024.

Topics make this part of website very dynamic. We try to get the most interesting and useful topics for our participants. See the actual version of Topics / Abstracts here:

320,- € /pers. – regular fee in SGL room
290,- € /pers. – fee in DBL room (only double bed available), also for accompanying persons (incl. meal and hike)

*Because of a big interest, we had to change the conference property and it made the prices higher than in the first conference call.

Participant fee includes: conference fee (starting on Thursday 7 November with dinner, until Sunday morning final session on 10 November, ending before lunch-not included in the fee); breakfasts in your hotel; lunches on Fri, Sat and dinners on Thu, Fri, Sat; refreshment during conference breaks; organized visit to the Olympic sites; conference materials.

Participant fee excludes: alcohol beverage, snacks (possible in the coffee and snack machines on spot), travel fees to/from conference venue.

The invoice with the payment details will be provided after the registration. The payment must be effectued immediatelly after the registration, before the deadline on 31 August 2024.
To your payment mention „CISP + your name“.

Bank details:
Account name: F.F.R.P. – C.N.S.G.R.
Bank address: SG Paris Elysees Entrepr (03392), 91 Av. Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris (FR)
IBAN: FR76 3000 3031 7000 0500 9569 391

Cancellation conditions:
31 August – 7 October – 30% of your fee
8 October – 17 October – 50% of your fee
18 October – 23 October – 75% of your fee
24 October – 30 October – 90% of your fee
31 October and less – 100% of your fee

1. Hotel CISP Ravel, 6 Av. Maurice Ravel, 75012 Paris – only single rooms
2. Hotel Interlude, 258 Av. Daumesnil, 75012 Paris – single and double rooms
    (this hotel is ca. 15 min. away by walking from CISP Ravel)

How to get there:

Option 1 (around €2.15 / 1h20)
Take BUS 351 (direction Nation – Trône), until Porte de Vincennes
Walk 13 min / or Take Tramway T3A (direction Porte de Vincennes), to Montempoivre
Option 2 (around €13.95 / 1h10)
Take the RER B (towards Paris), to Châtelet-les-Halles
Take the RER A (several directions possible), to Nation
Take BUS 86 to Porte de Vincennes
Walk 12min / or Take Tramway T3A (direction Porte de Vincennes), to Montempoivre
Option 3 (around €11.80 / 1h10)
Take the RER B (towards Paris), to Châtelet-les-Halles
Take metro line 14 (direction Olympiades), to Bercy
Take metro line 6 (direction Nation), to Bel-Air
Walk 16min

Option 1 (around €13.50 / 1 hour):
Take the Orlybus to Montsouris – Tombe Issoire
Take Tramway T3A (direction Porte de Vincennes), to Montempoivre
Option 2 (around €16.50 / 1 hour):
Take the Orlyval train shuttle to Antony
Take the RER B (direction Charles de Gaulle Airport), to Cité Universitaire
Take Tramway T3A (direction Porte de Vincennes), to Montempoivre

General notes:

  • The official language of the conference is English
  • The number of the participants is limited to 60 persons

You are welcome to contact the ERA office if you have additional questions.